How Nicole came into Dolphy's life

Posted at 07/17/2012 1:09 PM | Updated as of 07/17/2012 6:50 PM

Dolphy's daughter Nicole Quizon.

MANILA, Philippines -- Dolphy's daughter Nicole Quizon said she was aware that she was adopted since the veteran actor and her mom Zsa Zsa Padilla explained her unique situation to her.

For the first time, Nicole shared her story in an interview with Ces Drilon for "Pipol," which aired on Monday night.

"They explained it to me naman in a way na parang 'you were a gift the same way everyone wants, it was just the different method of delivery.' So I guess it was enlightening in that way na," she said.

"I'm not gonna say I didn't have trouble with kids in school teasing me for it but I wasn't treated any different from anybody else. Like nagagalit sila (her other siblings), protective din because none of us are like from traditional family -- everyone was born out of wedlock and one was adopted. So all of us are strong in that way that we know we are born under tricky circumstances," Nicole said.

In Dolphy's book "Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-Isa," he said that Nicole was brought to him by her mother at his favorite restaurant.

"Si Nicole, dinala sa akin sa Hizon's, at ang gusto raw ng nanay, sa akin mapunta. She was a few months old. 'Ang ganda-ganda naman ng batang ito,' 'kako. Niyakap niya ako agad. Na-touch ako," Dolphy said.

Nicole completed a degree in antropology and linguistics in Australia and intends to work there to pay for her post-graduate studies.